International Association for Cryptologic Research

Publications of IACR

IACR maintains multiple forms of publications:
  • The Journal of Cryptology
      This is the premier academic journal in the field of cryptology. According to ISI it is also one of the top journals in the whole of Theoretical Computer Science. The journal is edited by an independent Editorial Board appointed by the Editor in Chief. The Editor in Chief is appointed by the IACR Board and then sits on the Board as one of the board members.
  • The Proceedings from IACR conferences and workshops.
      Proceedings of IACR conferences and workshops are published by Springer in their LNCS series. Publication in an IACR proceedings is very prestigious and equivalent to a journal publication in other disciplines. From 2000 our proceedings can also be found in the IACR Archive (see below), after a two year delay.
  • The Cryptology ePrint Archive
      To enable timely dissemination of research results the IACR has established an online paper repository called the Cryptology ePrint Archive. Papers published there undergo no scientific reviewing process. Some papers may be published there long before they appear in a peer-reviewed publication venue; the eprint archive also contains different versions of papers published elsewhere (including corrected or full versions containing details not found), or the "final" author versions of papers that are will be published in other venues.
  • The IACR Newsletter
      The IACR Newsletter is published two or three times a year and only available electronically. It is sent to IACR members by email (as HTML and ASCII text) and published on the web.
  • The IACR Archive
      Since 2000 the copyright of all IACR conferences and workshops is held by IACR. This means that we can make the proceedings freely available on the web via our IACR Archive. All proceedings should be available after a two year publication window provided by us to Springer.

For background information on publication venues, copyright, and further publication, see also the description of the IACR copyright and publication policy.

Online access for IACR members is available for all IACR conference proceedings that were published by Springer (going back to 1984), as well as the Journal of Cryptology. The same link gives access to anyone for proceedings published more than four years ago. Older volumes are also available from the IACR Archive. Bibliographic information for IACR proceedings is available through CryptoDB.